Rotten Movies We Love: The Book

Our first book – featuring 101 Rotten movies we love and essays from some of the world's top critics – is out October 8. Pre-order your copy now!

by | October 4, 2019 | Comments

“Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it!” 
– Jimmy Fallon

Ever been crushed to learn your favorite movie – or a new one you’re dying to see – has been given the green splat from our infamous Tomatometer? We stand by our critics and Tomatometer scores, but we also feel your pain: Fresh films shouldn’t get all the glory. In our first ever book, the Rotten Tomatoes team – and a cast of some of the world’s most well-known and insightful critics – celebrates 101 movies from the green end of the spectrum that can’t be missed. You’ll find:

  • Box office behemoths that bombed with critics like Space JamBad Boys, and Maleficent.
  • Sci-fi treasures so bad they’re awesome like Cherry 2000Zardoz, and Masters of the Universe.
  • Rare Rottens from Fresh directors like Steven Spielberg’s Hook and Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette.
  • Wonderfully weird cult classics like MacGruberEmpire Records, and more.
  • Underrated gems that were ahead of their time like Event HorizonBlade, and The Cable Guy.
  • Sequels worth a second look like Return to OzJurassic Park III, and Rocky IV.

Plus, the book comes with a foreword from Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig.

Rotten Movies We Love is available October 8, 2019. Pre-order your copy now. 

Rotten Movies We Love
(Photo by Running Press)

Praise for Rotten Movies We Love

“Ironically I’m refusing to read this book until I know its Rotten Tomatoes score.
But I’m pretty sure I’ll love it!” – Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Rotten Movies We Love will shine a light on underrated movies you’ve never heard of and remind you of the movies that you loved in the theater, hated on the way home, but quoted for the next decade. Some of my favorite movies are in this book.” – Emily V. Gordon, co-writer of The Big Sick

Special Rotten Tomatoes Alamo Drafthouse screening series.

To celebrate the release of Rotten Movies We Love, Rotten Tomatoes is teaming up with Alamo Drafthouse for screenings of three films featured in the book: The Craft, The ‘Burbs, and The Holiday. A total of 27 screenings will take place between October 22 and December 1 in 12 cities across the U.S., including: Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Austin, Denver, Phoenix, San Antonio, Kansas City, Charlottesville, Raleigh, Springfield, Woodbury, and New Braunfels. Plus, Rotten Tomatoes’ editors will be making appearances at various screenings to introduce the films and offer their commentary.

Check out some pages from inside the book. 

Each section is themed, with chapters celebrating everything from cult classics and movies so bad they’re good to underrated gems that were ahead of their time.

Sections feature detailed write-ups from Rotten Tomatoes editors outlining why these Rotten movies are worth checking out.

Sixteen of the world’s best and most insightful critics contribute essays on Rotten moves they love. Among them, Bilge Ebiri, who writes on Event Horizon.

The book also features infographics that use Rotten Tomatoes’ data to highlight Rotten trends and Rotten records.

Special FandangoNOW Offer For Book Owners

Love the movies you saw in the book? With promo code rotten20, save 20% when you purchase or rent any of the 101 films in the book on FandangoNOW (FandnagoNOW may not have all titles).

To Redeem:

  1. Go to or the FandangoNOW App
  2. Search for your favorite movie in the book
  3. Select Rent or Buy
  4. Sign in or create your free account
  5. Enter the promo code ROTTEN20 at check out and enjoy the show! (Code is not case sensitive.)

Terms: Offer is valid starting 12:00 a.m. PT on 9/23/2019, through 11:59 p.m. PT on 12/31/2020. Must have a Fandango VIP account. Fandango VIP is free to join. FandangoNOW customers get 20% off purchases or rentals (any format), excluding bundles, on the movies featured in the book “Rotten Movies We Love: Cult Classics, Underrated Gems, and Films So Bad They’re Good”. Customers must enter the promo code rotten20 to apply the discount at checkout. Void where prohibited by law. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. No adjustments on prior purchases. This is a promotional code and is not to be shared, is not for resale, has no cash value, and will not be replaced if lost or stolen. Fandango reserves the right to modify or cancel this offer at any time and without notice. This offer is subject to Fandango’s Terms and Policies and Privacy Policy at

Rotten Movies We Love is available October 8, 2019. Pre-order your copy now. 

Tag Cloud

Year in Review psycho X-Men Quiz Kids & Family Song of Ice and Fire cops justice league Pet Sematary Disney streaming service MCU Nickelodeon YouTube Premium USA Network OWN crime thriller social media BBC cancelled doctor who SDCC FOX Winners cancelled TV shows Mary Poppins Returns harry potter TruTV Certified Fresh Esquire science fiction Star Trek Mindy Kaling composers spinoff DC streaming service Walt Disney Pictures game of thrones Heroines See It Skip It 71st Emmy Awards casting YouTube Red Chilling Adventures of Sabrina facebook tv talk series E3 TNT Spectrum Originals spain spy thriller comiccon Infographic Arrowverse Amazon VH1 animated Christmas Sci-Fi Disney Reality Competition BET CMT 2015 canceled TV shows Peacock Election Western Spring TV psychological thriller Sundance Now GIFs technology Spike RT21 Acorn TV singing competition Tumblr ghosts crime drama First Look Hulu true crime Brie Larson adaptation Calendar Marvel NBC Superheroe USA Women's History Month 2016 video strong female leads Opinion 2017 45 Lionsgate unscripted Cartoon Network Stephen King Starz Awards Tour Writers Guild of America mutant Epix Box Office Thanksgiving YA CW Seed MSNBC Tarantino Amazon Prime Logo romance IFC Films canceled game show LGBT sitcom mockumentary Syfy WGN Pirates Masterpiece Shondaland HBO Bravo Creative Arts Emmys TV Summer elevated horror PBS Lucasfilm renewed TV shows based on movie A&E Sneak Peek blaxploitation binge Rom-Com Fox News Schedule robots Country travel E! San Diego Comic-Con kids spanish language 21st Century Fox Trophy Talk Action discovery BBC America golden globes Holidays DirecTV ITV Amazon Prime Video TV Land Binge Guide Sundance ESPN Chernobyl FX Character Guide halloween Film Festival APB green book politics Photos TLC Polls and Games Disney Channel Lifetime spider-man dragons New York Comic Con Video Games 20th Century Fox Rocky Reality cancelled television Elton John TCA historical drama richard e. Grant talk show 2019 dc diversity Mary poppins Family Interview History children's TV Rocketman Shudder Columbia Pictures ABC Family dceu Musical CBS TIFF Black Mirror ABC TV renewals Music quibi aliens zero dark thirty LGBTQ Trailer festivals YouTube The Purge Toys Sony Pictures 007 MTV DC Universe war stand-up comedy Comics on TV docudrama medical drama The Witch SundanceTV zombie Winter TV anime Drama foreign Comic Book television cults Universal VICE biography GoT cats Awards Red Carpet Fall TV joker Comedy boxoffice Adult Swim Freeform Ovation south america Apple TV+ miniseries Netflix Television Academy Martial Arts Emmys Britbox Nat Geo cars adventure PaleyFest space Mary Tyler Moore streaming crime Countdown revenge jamie lee curtis NYCC period drama Apple Oscars Star Wars natural history Biopics anthology finale Emmy Nominations Podcast what to watch Marathons hist Teen TCM Superheroes theme song slashers vampires Dark Horse Comics Premiere Dates Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt RT History President Animation award winner Showtime Mystery comic Captain marvel Trivia dramedy El Rey HBO Max Pop WarnerMedia DGA Cosplay Paramount National Geographic Valentine's Day Anna Paquin Fantasy political drama Rock sequel Mudbound Nominations Grammys First Reviews 24 frames TBS SXSW Pride Month AMC CNN police drama Watching Series Ghostbusters nature latino movies ratings Film Musicals The Walking Dead Horror The Arrangement Set visit DC Comics Paramount Network Extras supernatural Food Network transformers 2018 zombies breaking bad cancelled TV series Warner Bros. American Society of Cinematographers Comedy Central IFC cinemax hispanic disaster toy story Vudu Disney Plus Cannes Best and Worst thriller teaser CBS All Access Pixar TCA 2017 batman book sports romantic comedy free movies Crackle GLAAD crossover cooking Tomatazos serial killer witnail The CW Ellie Kemper FXX Super Bowl